Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Derby (25/09/11)

Good Morning!

I just thought I'd post some pictures of our stand at Derby, Moorways Centre! We had a great day even though it wasn't heaving and it definitely proved worth going!
As many of you know, I've been boasting about how we were going to change the stand around a bit and have a more interactive stand. This meant we were going to have lots of boxes with samples pinned to the back of them and the stamps in the box! It worked a treat and it was really a lovely set-up that we'll be sticking to for a while!
We're also going to change it a little more for Hull by added boxes with CDs in too so be sure to look out for us if you're visiting the Bonus Arena this weekend!
Right, without further ado, here is our stand! What do you think?

Isn't it beautiful?

Right, and to make this post a little crafty, here are some photos of cards/projects we've been making! I hope you like them!

Signing off!

See you soon,


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A beautiful Wreath!

Made using the Forever Floral CD Rom and our video tutorials (here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYlwTlXDTpw)

The larger flowers are shown in the video and the smaller brown flowers are just the centres on the flowers made on the video! Leaves are cut from the Cuttables CD Rom (For CraftROBO) and the bow is just twine!

Hope you like!


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Tutorial: Dabble Day Card

Here is the card I'm going to step-by-step guide you on how to make!

Here are all of the items you will need to make this card!
I am using 1 Sheet of white card, 1 Patterned Backing Sheet, 2 Reduced-size Backing Sheets (Plain & Patterned), 1 Piece of Paper-Lace, A plaque Insert, A sentiment tab, Two mini leaves, 5 reduced-size poinsettias. (All taken from the Winter Days CD Rom!)

1) First, take your white card and mark two pieces. The largest piece is 4.5"x8" (11cmx21cm) which is going to be your base card, and the smaller piece is 3.75"x6.5" (8cmx17cm) which will be your insert.
Here is how we fit them onto the sheet of card:
2) Cut out the pieces and score your larger piece at 4cm and your smaller piece at 3cm. Here are the two pieces you should have:
3) Now, take your larger piece and cover the inside of it with your largest piece of backing paper. Like so:
4) Now, cover the remaining white flap on the front of your card:
5) These two pieces are the only bits of your base card that are seen so you do not need to cover any more of the base card. When lay flat, this is what pieces of card I have covered:

6) Now, take your smaller piece of card and cover the shorter side, when folded, in plain paper:

7) Now, we are going to layer up our main image. I find it easier to trim around the tree and layer up rather than layering from the card and finding that my main image is too large to fit! First, I'm going to layer my tree onto patterned paper:
Then add a small rim of white behind it:

8) Now, I'm going to add this to the red part of my smaller piece of card:

9) Now, take your paper lace and lay this down the edge of your red card front like so:

10) Now, I'm going to cut out my plaque insert and stick this inside the little card we've made:

11) Now, stick your little card inside the flap of your larger piece of card like this:

12) Now, add your sentiment tab down the right-hand side of your card like this:

13) Now, add your decorations down the left-hand flap (swirl & poinsettias):

14) Now, add your leaves and mini-poinsettia onto the main topper and you're finished!:

Your finished card!

See you soon!

Kim Sutton's Dabble Day

Yesterday we were tutors for Kim Sutton at her Dabble Day, in Blythe. We met some wonderful people and this is the card we made:

This was made using the Winter Days CD Rom and some accessories (lace/swirl/leaves) from the Cuttables CD Rom.

It proved to be a good day! Here are some more memories!

See you soon!